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EVA MYLOTT AUSTRALIAN CONTRALTO figure Management, R. E. Johnston Commercial Trust Building, 1451 Broadway New York City Miss Eva Mylott Miss Eva Mylott, the charming Australian contralto, who shares honors with Melba in the affection of her countrymen, is known and admired in nearly all portions of the civilized globe. Not only for her magnificent voice with its remarkable depth and compass; mellow richness and sweetness; admirably limpid flexibility and intelligent and forceful diction; but also for her superbly-regal personality; her well-poised head crowned with the red-gold tresses of an Iseult; the ivory and rose of her fine complexion, and the magnetism, a veritable je ne sais quoi—radiating from her presence as she appears—a vision of grace and beauty—before her audience. A Youthful Phenomenon Miss Mylott may rightfully claim a place in the ranks of the juvenile prodigies; for at the early age of seven, she gave evidence of the unmistakable vocal and musical gifts which were to make her famous; and as a child, Miss Mylott had Australasia at her feet. Melba Her Adviser and Teacher It was Mme. Melba herself who introduced Miss Mylott to the renowned Creatrix of famous Stars, Marchesi, and Marchesi divining the glorious future of her pupil, acclaimed her a favorite, and personally launched her; facilitating her entree among the reigning queens of song. Her Teachers and Appearances Always aiming for the best, and emulous of perfection, the Contralto sought various Pedagogues—each a specialist in his particular field—in order to round out her musicianship, and add to an already full and extensive Repertoire. Among these notable Masters were: Randeggér and Sir Henry Wood; Minna Fischer and Guy d'Hardelot, and the great Melba herself, who gave of her best, and whose interest in her youthful Compatriote never waned. Indeed, Miss Mylott's first tour was made with this distinguished Soprano. Miss Mylott has sung with the great British Orchestras and Choral Societies, and she has enjoyed the distinction of appearing several times before their Majesties, King George and Queen Mary, when they were Prince and Princess of Wales. In Australasia and Canada, Miss Mylott has of course appeared with all of the principal musical organizations, and in the United States she has been heard with many of the famous orchestral and Oratorio aggregations; touring with several of the Orchestras of the Union. Indeed, the recapitulation of Miss Mylott's public appearance might tax the limits of a good sized volume, and her Press notices furnish several hours interesting reading. Out of this wealth of the Critics' tributes to the Diva's talents a few only are appended: Press Notices Under the patronage of the Princess of Wales, a most successful concert was given at Bechstein Hall, on Tuesday, by Miss Eva Mylott. To judge by the applause received from a numerous audience, Miss Mylott has every reason to claim the attention of the London musical public. The lady is essentially a lyric artist and well qualified to shine in that capacity by reason of a rich, pleasing and well-trained voice and considerable aptitude for expression.— Daily Telegram, London. Australia and Madame Melba have sent us another singer in Miss Eva Mylott, who gave a concert in Bechstein Hall last week, under the patronage of the Princess of Wales. The Australian contralto, of whose gifts Melba holds a high opinion, is a singer of unusual merit. Her voice is beautiful, rich in quality, of considerable range and her command of expression prevents her from using her organ monotonously.— The Lady, London. Concert at Grosvenor House, given by the Dutchess of Westminster Park Lane, March 16th. Miss Ada Crossley, who was to have sung was unable to do so owing to a severe cold, and her place was taken at the last moment by Miss Eva Mylott, a handsome singer with a noble contralto voice. She made herself a prime favorite by her faultless singing and her effort, Through Love to Light was one of the best items on the programme.— Times, London. MELBA CONCERT, HUDDERSFIELD. Miss Eva Mylott, contralto, made her first appearance in Huddersfield, and a very favorable impression. Of commanding physique, she has a voice of most ambitious quality, which she uses in a manner which will gain her much fame. In Handel's Ombra Mai Fu (with cello, violin and organ) the superb qualities of the young singer came out in their fulness and an artistic, careful and eminently impressive rendering so pleased her hearers that to satisfy their demand she had to repeat the recitative and aria. — Daily Chronicle, London. Musical lovers of Ottawa were again afforded the rare treat of hearing Miss Eva Mylott, the talented Australian Contralto, in a most delightful song recital of some dozen selections. As an artist, she is one of the most enjoyable to visit this city. Of commanding physique, fair and charming presence, she captivated her enthusiastic audience by her perfect phrasing and enunciation, forming a technique leaving nothing to be desired. Her program consisted of Italian, English, German and French. Miss Mylott returns here to sing again in April at the Military Concert, when H. R. H., the Duke of Connaught will be present.— Free Press, Ottawa, January 17th, 1912. In the aria My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice, from the Samson and Delilah, Miss Mylott displayed the splendid power of her singing, while the Cry of Rachael, showed her at her very best, for the wail of the grief-stricken mother requires all her dramatic fervor the singer has at her command.— Winnepeg Saturday Post. Miss Mylott was very pleasing in her different numbers and showed herself an artist of ability. Her voice was very smooth and she brought out with great effect, the beauties of the different songs. All her numbers met with a hearty reception and she was forced to respond to numerous encores.— Standard, St. John, N. B. Miss Mylott fully demonstrated her ability, in the difficult selections last evening. Her wonderful range of voice and its effectiveness, combined with sweetness and sympathy, left nothing to be desired.— Record, Windsor (Can.) Miss Mylott's dramatic ability stood out very strongly; her low notes, full of depth of feeling and sympathy; her high notes clean and perfectly placed, made one feel that another Crossby had come before us to delight and charm.— Sun, Vancouver, B. C. Miss Eva Mylott, a new Australian contralto, recently arrived from England—created a favorable impression at the People's Choral Concert, Frank Damrosch, conductor. Having the advantage of the celebrated oratorio masters of Europe, she showed herself quite at home in her work, and her rendering and diction in 'He Shall Feed His Flock,' were faultless. Aided by a fine presence, her reception was enthusiastic.— Herald, New York. The feature of the evening was the singing of a new Australian contralto, Miss Eva Mylott, who replaced Miss Taylor at a few hours' notice, and without rehearsal. Miss Mylott easily won her audience. Her voice has the true sympathetic contralto quality in an unusual degree; her tones in the lower register are delightfully true and mellow and her intonation is perfect.— Globe, New York. Before the oratorio was begun, Dr. Damrosch announced that the contralto was hoarse and that Miss Eva Mylott, just arrived from England, would sing without rehearsal. She proved more than competent, with an agreeable voice, fine presence, and the true oratorio manner.— World, New York. Miss Eva Mylott made an excellent impression in arias of Gluck and Giordani, and in a group of modern songs. Her lower tones are singularly fine, and she controls her voice with taste and intelligence. It is doubtful whether, considering the quality of the voice itself, any of the contraltos heard here in grand opera last year surpassed this singer.— Public Ledger, Philadelphia. Miss Mylott shared honors with Mme. Gadski in Messiah, in fine voice, took full advantage of the opportunities given her and her rich clear voice rose inspiringly on the organ like in 'O! Thou! That Tellest.' In the tender notes of 'He Shall Feed His Flock,' Miss Mylott did perhaps the most effective singing of the evening. To sing like that is to pray, 'Du Maurier' makes one of his characters say, and the contralto soloist realized this ideal in the appealing tone picture of the words, 'He shall carry them in his bosom and gently lead those that are with young'.— Post-Dispatch, St. Louis. Miss Mylott's groups of songs were happily differentiated to secure a nice distributive balance to show her fine vocal powers, and her command of style and diction; made evident in her French, Italian and German selections, as well as in her charming English-songs. Schubert's glorious 'Aufenthalt' had atmosphere as well as breadth and fire, and it was evident, that the contralto sang it con amore. She was in excellent voice; its velvety quality being delightfully salient in 'Caro mio ben' and George's 'Nuages.'— Music News, Chicago. In Giordani's 'Caro mio ben,' Bourgault-Lucoudray's setting of the old Breton 'L'Angelus,' Georges's 'Nuages,' Gilberte's 'Two Roses,' Nevin's 'O, That We Two Were Maying,' Somervill's 'Ballad of Kisses,' Moore's 'Meeting of the Waters,' Schubert's 'Aufenthalt,' Trunk's 'In meiner Heimat,' and van Eyken's 'Lied der Walkure,' Miss Mylott established herself in the favor of her audience. She has a true contralto voice and uses it well. There was much variety in her treatment of the German and French songs as well.— Musical America, New York.
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